Nobody goes into government to refrain from exercising power. Governments ban certain contracts and exchanges or dictate their terms in the name of regulation. They are humanity’s most rapacious and regressive institution; they arrogate to themselves the right to legally engage in theft. Outlawing or regulating certain exchanges furthers larceny as well; enforcement offers opportunities for extortion and accepting bribes.
I might appreciate the military if it actually defended the United States, secured U.S. borders, protected U.S. soil, guarded U.S. shores, patrolled U.S. coasts, and enforced no-fly zones over U.S. skies instead of doing these things in other countries. I might appreciate the military if it were a global force for good instead of evil. I might appreciate the military if it actually defended our freedoms.
The Senators’ proposal has no grounding in what would actually keep us—or our computers—safe. Rather, it seems motivated by the same vague fears of a hypothetical computer takeover that overtook Congress (after watching a clip from WarGames) back in 1986. In that way, Whitehouse and Graham may be keeping true to the CFAA’s roots. But now it’s time to focus on reality.
It’s fairly obvious that Hillary’s electronic misadventures stem from either stupendous incompetence, pathological mendacity or both. And this week, the State Department’s Office of the Inspector General released a report which fingered the former Madame Secretary for the kind of crimes against the State which normally involves someone doing real prison time.
Hillary Clinton’s email headache is about to get even worse. A scathing inspector general’s report this week was just the first in what is likely to be a series of official actions related to her private server stemming from the FBI, a federal courthouse and Capitol Hill.
Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton was supposed to have turned over all work-related emails to the State Department to be released to the public. But an agency audit found at least three emails never seen before - including Clinton's own explanation of why she wanted her emails kept private.
The war on cash is now a global phenomenon: under the pretext of tracing criminal activity, governments everywhere are cracking down on commerce that isn’t monitored or controlled. However, the results of this war reveal its true purpose: tracking citizens and their taxable income.
A Texas jail has been caging people who are too poor to afford bail, according to a new lawsuit. Harris County Jail – the largest in Texas and the third largest in the US – is accused of keeping most of its incarcerated population locked up for misdemeanors because they can’t afford bail or trial.
A bill currently making its way through the Senate proposes bonuses for federal employees who find ways to eliminate wasteful spending in their agencies. Kentucky Republican Sen. Rand Paul and 10 cosponsors, including three Democrats, first introduced the Bonuses for Cost-Cutters Act last year. It won approval from the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Government Affairs this week in a 9-5 vote.
This is a dangerous game New Jersey plays with the men and women in uniform who help protect this great country. Every single person in that judicial oversight ought be reprimanded for not only needlessly putting people in uniform in jeopardy but also denying a basic constitutional right afforded to nearly every other citizen throughout this country.
Don't fall for the mainstream media and politicos' shuck-and-jive that all is well and "growth" will return any day now. The only "growth" we're experiencing are the financial cancers of systemic risk and financialization's soaring wealth/income inequality.
The recent surge of illegal aliens flooding across the Southwest U.S. border continues undeterred as U.S. Customs and Border Protection set a new FY2016 apprehension record in April, catching a grand total of 38,135 illegal aliens over the 30-day period – an average of about 1,271 per day.
Bernie Sanders predicted Monday that the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia could be "messy" as he pushed the party to adopt his progressive agenda, but added: "Democracy is not always nice and quiet and gentle."
In a video that some accuse of being crass and tasteless while others say will provoke Hillary Clinton to finally respond to a topic that she has so far eagerly avoided, but is most likely just a foreshadowing of many more such attacks to come, Donald Trump on Monday released a clip that uses audio of two women who have accused President Clinton of rape to attack Hillary Clinton.
Hillary Clinton presidency would only guarantee more of the same. And as the attached excellent piece from the American Conservative explains, it would also keep the nation’s leading clan of warmongers firmly ensconced in the corridors of power.
Doubling down on his feud with the Democratic Party leadership, Senator Bernie Sanders said that if elected president, he will not reappoint Democratic National Committee chairwoman, Representative Debbie Wasserman Schultz of Florida.
President Barack Obama’s aggressive new federal transgender rules require 55 million K-12 kids and teachers to speak in a new government-approved dialect, to ignore what science says about sex, and to comply with privacy-violating orders whenever even one teen in their school claims to have a “gender identity” problem.
These people are all about justifying a regime of financial market domination that is a complete historical anomaly and a wellspring of price falsification, malinvestment, rampant speculation and dangerous trolling for yield. And the smoking gun, in fact, is the data scrapped from the billions of actual transactions prices which course through cyberspace daily.
Create a problem – and then pose as the great humanitarian with a solution. That’s the Clinton method, in all its hypocritical sleaziness. Maybe we should send the tens of thousands of Hondurans victimized by her ruthlessly cynical policy straight to Chappaqua, where they can stand outside the gates of her palatial estate chanting “Crooked Hillary!”
See, the media seems to think because Bill was president it’s ok for Hillary to rely on him for political functions. Well, if we’re running the presidency that way now, what we have is a king and a queen, am I correct? or, perhaps, a junta-by-marriage. This is almost like Hillary went and saw “Evita” and said, “Gosh, that’s a rather good idea!” Yeah, well, don’t cry for her, America. She won’t keep her promises.
This one speaks for itself. The establishment is desperate to propagandize a myth that all immigrants are just hardworking people pursuing the American ‘dream.’ -- But many of those who have entered the country illegally just aren’t so innocent and well-intentioned.
Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump realizes that, for conservatives, the 2016 election is about the Supreme Court. And the list of potential SCOTUS nominees he made public this week is being hailed as a conservative dream.
Donald Trump has already promised to make the Republican National Convention in Cleveland more ‘showbiz,’ but now sources are talking about what he might do. For one, he’s thinking of debuting his running-mate, live on national television. Politico is reporting that Trump is trying to ‘maximize the drama and spectacle’ of the four-day affair, which usually includes back-to-back political speeches, broken up with the occasional musical act.
Propaganda is a military technique which should be distinguished from strategic subterfuge. The former seeks to trick one’s own side, generally in order to garner support. The latter, whose antique archetype is the Trojan horse, aims to damage the adversary. As is often the case, this military technique has known many civil applications, in the commercial as well as the political sector.
Does anyone care any longer that the government lies to the American people with impunity and prosecutes people when it thinks they have lied to it? Does the government work for us, or do we work for the government?
Lawyers seeking access to FBI records about Hillary Clinton’s private email server presented the Department of Justice with a dilemma on Monday when they filed a court document that may require the government to turn over the records or admit that the FBI investigation of the Clinton server is criminal in nature.
For once, it is actual good news for preppers, homesteaders and the self-reliant, but it is nothing to take for granted. Those who hold senior water rights and farmers who get the windfall of the water are largely against it, and it has restricted personal freedom until now.
We suspect that as the Democrats continue to turn on its own party members, Trump will enjoy a nice gain in support at least from many Sanders supporters who are pissed off that they are not being heard over the ever important "superdelegate" voices that Hillary covets so much. And of course, Trump isn't wasting any time adding fuel to that fire.
President Obama has pushed the “prepper movement” into high gear, sending millions to buy guns, survival gear and food to live through a “civil war,” according to a nationally known survivalist who calls on Americans to prepare in a new book. Bryce M. Towsley, whose “Prepper Guns” details the best weapons and ammo to survive a political or natural disaster …
I’m not advocating breaking through those long lines in grand acts of civil disobedience (not just yet, anyway). But it is long past time for sick and tired, beleaguered and molested, robbed and overtaxed travelers to demand respect of their own and call out this selfish, security-undermining Big Labor power grab.
The liberal media are all over one part of the Facebook scandal story - and ignoring another. Generally, media have covered the accusations that the social media site is censoring conservative news and sources from their trending news feed. Coincidentally, this is also the part of the Facebook story affecting the media. Potentially a bigger scandal (because it affects more people) is the accusation that Facebook censors individual member pages, blogs, smaller media outlets, and discussion groups reflecting a conservative point of view. Sometimes, the sites are shut down, sometimes they are simply threatened into silence.
Trump's picks include Steven Colloton of Iowa, Allison Eid of Colorado and Raymond Gruender of Missouri. Also on the list are: Thomas Hardiman of Pennsylvania, Raymond Kethledge of Michigan, Joan Larsen of Michigan, Thomas Lee of Utah, William Pryor of Alabama, David Stras of Minnesota, Diane Sykes of Wisconsin and Don Willett of Texas.
In Indiana and more than a dozen other states, lawmakers have pushed legislation targeting immigrants in the country without legal authorization in a year when Trump’s campaign has thrust the issue into the spotlight.
You have to love it when one of Donald Trump’s wild pitches sends the beltway hypocrites into high dudgeon. But his rumination about negotiating a discount on the Federal debt was priceless. No sooner did the 'unschooled' Trump mention out loud what is already the official policy of the US government than a beltway chorus of fiscal house wreckers commenced screaming like banshees about the sanctity of Uncle Sam’s credit promises.
Even more concerning than what the Obama administration may do in the coming months, Democratic presidential frontrunner Hillary Clinton has repeatedly discussed the need for anti-firearm activists to attack gun businesses rather than the 2nd Amendment. She even talks about 2nd Amendment supporters as though they’re criminals.
There is NO evidence to support the assertion that law enforcement officers are put at risk by law-abiding citizens carrying concealed firearms in their car. There are no studies, even ones with twisted statistics, that draw this conclusion. How can that be? Because there is NO record of a law enforcement officers having been injured by a CCW permit holder during a traffic stop, anywhere in the 44 CCW states. We can, on the other hand, offer numerous examples of armed citizens coming to the aid of officers in peril...
If you haven’t heard yet, median home prices in the United States are on a tear having reached all-time highs in April. To boot, rental prices have gone insane, showing a year-over-year inflationary increase of 8%. On top of that, stock markets are rocketing back to their own all time highs based on the premise that the U.S. economy is seeing healthy growth. By all official accounts, it appears that we’re back on track.
It’s yet another case of guns saving lives. A homeowner turned the tables on a pair of home invaders wielding machetes Friday morning, quickly ending what could have been a really bad night for the homeowner.
So, no, we don’t need more taxes. We’re already paying too much. If people can’t see that, then they’ve been smoking the government cheese. My only question is: How’d you get that rolled up into the rolling paper?!”
In this wide-ranging and extensive interview, Faber states that because of central bank manipulation, he cannot imagine any scenario, REPEAT any scenario, under which there will not be significant pain for investors. He cautions that some money may be made in some asset classes — but one day the music will stop.
So what’s the most corrupt woman in the history of American politics going to do? Run on her record? No wonder she’s been unable to put Bernie Sanders away and her poll numbers versus Donald Trump are tanking.
Speculation about the possibility of a female VP on the Trump ticket began to stir after the GOP hopeful praised Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer and Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin during a recent Fox News interview.
I have often asked rhetorically whether the government works for us or we work for the government. The answer to this inquiry is obvious. It is only a fiction that the government works for us. Yet fear of the consequences of government lying should terrify anyone who believes in the rule of law and fair play. Those consequences can be as contagious as government lawbreaking.
Your friendly Uncle Sam has done a great job of ending the civil liberties protections enshrined in the US Constitution and Bill of Rights. Think of the PATRIOT Act, FATCA, and Obamacare, just to name a few examples.
There are many reasons to dread a Hillary Dear Leadership – from a certain cementing of government-insurance mafia tributum (and micromanagement of every aspect of our lives) via Obamacare’s not being repealed to the high probability of a Clinton-packed Supreme Court issuing a fatwa that the people do not, in fact, have a right to possess arms.
Cultural change driven by governmental eliminating immigration requirements without also including Hornberger’s conditions above is only an open door to societal breakdown and therefore more calls for government intervention (do you think this might be the plan? Less common culture = more government?
More than $22 billion per year in new regulatory costs were imposed on Americans last year, pushing the total burden for the Obama years to exceed $100 billion annually. That’s a dollar for every star in the galaxy, or one for every second in 32 years.
While Obama has sought to restrict access to firearms, his presidency has helped swell the NRA’s membership rolls and spark record revenues for gun companies. Now, some in the industry think Clinton would be an even better gun “salesman” than Obama.
What is striking about the charges is that they involve people who are not medical doctors — the DEA, the FBI, and federal prosecutors — sitting in judgment over doctors concerning the meaning of “proper medical practice.” This absurd state of affairs is a necessary feature of the progressive’s war on drugs as exemplified by the fact that many of those first charged with violations of the Harrison Narcotics Tax Act of 1914 were medical doctors. So, with all the talk about liberalizing the drug laws, the Gosy case suggests that the drug war, far from going away as all barbaric and uncivilized ideas should, is intensifying and returning to its bad old days
According to Hillary Clinton, “Every survivor of sexual assault deserves to be heard, believed and supported.” And yet, she has willingly ignored, denied and undermined multiple survivors of her husband’s near-half century of sexual assaults. The New York Times says Trump is the real lecher of 2016, but they couldn’t find a single woman who claims to have been assaulted by the man, despite exhaustive investigating. Maybe their next effort could be “Crossing the Line: How Bill Clinton Behaved with Women in Public AND Private; and how Hillary Clinton Didn’t Care.”
President Obama is spending the waning months of his administration with his grubby hands in an oddly appropriate place: the toilet. Apparently, the prez has an obsession with trans folk and bathrooms. Yes, the “men in the ladies’ room” issue, which I tackled last September, has not only not gone away, it’s now deemed a matter worthy of presidential action. Obama is on the can, and there he sits, brokenhearted because certain states have decided to keep biological men out of ladies-only bathrooms and locker rooms.
Yesterday we showed something strange: while oil prices have rebounded from multi-year recent lows, gasoline prices have not only rebounded but have done so with a vengeance, sending retail gasoline at the pump is now back to levels last seen just over a year ago, even as WTI (and Brent) is materially lower. As we concluded, "gas prices are unchanged while oil prices are 25% lower."
We’re seeing this dissolution thanks to laws that give “safe spaces” to politicians, college edicts that restrict speech on campus, draconian edicts from federal regulators and ridiculous rules by local government and regulatory bodies restricting the use of gender pronouns.
Hillary Clinton dramatically declined to defend her husband’s ‘honor’ today, hours after Donald Trump linked the ex-president to ‘rape’. The Democratic frontrunner angrily claimed Trump was ‘fishing’ for her to get into a fight at his ‘level’.
Can there be any finer demonstration of the insularity and mediocrity of today’s Manhattan prestige media? Wow, millionaire workaholic Donald Trump chased young, beautiful, willing women and liked to boast about it. Jail him now! Meanwhile, the New York Times remains mute about Bill Clinton’s long record of crude groping and grosser assaults—not one example of which could be found to taint Trump.
Thanks to the central banks’ commitment to near-zero or even negative interest rates, though, holding cash in a bank no longer brings any benefit in terms of investment earnings. That is, the opportunity cost of storing gold in a depository is getting lower and lower thanks to central bank policy.
Herein follows a two-part essay on why Bill and Hillary Clinton had precious little to do with the vaunted prosperity of the 1990s, and why another twofer would be exceedingly bad for the nation. In truth, it was the doing of Alan Greenspan, and not in a good way.
This is only the most recent sad example of the many ways in which the nation has lost its way thanks to political correctness and the misguided trend of ignoring common sense in an effort to create a utopian society. We can’t say it’s a good idea for police to patrol more heavily in certain areas because inhabitants of such areas have a higher propensity for criminal activity. We can’t say our wives, sisters and daughters may feel uncomfortable using public restrooms with women who were once, or still are, men. We can’t state that STDs are more likely to affect people who engage in risky sexual activity. We can’t say that people raised with certain archaic beliefs may have a hard time getting along with Western society. And now, the left wants us to believe that we should be comfortable living next door to a guy who openly admits a desire to have sex with children. Disgusting.
You have to take change out of your pockets when you go through airport security, but you’re supposed to pick it back up when you’re done. Turns out those forgotten coins add up to a healthy windfall for the Transportation Security Administration. TSA collected $765,759.15 in unclaimed change in fiscal 2015, twice the amount of change left behind at airports in fiscal 2008.
In this case, and in many others like it which have not been quite as prominent, the foodstamp program also led to criminal abuse of taxpayer funds. What is more troubling is that $13 million is an amount most financial professionals would barely sneeze at. While we applaud the law enforcement involved in this crackdown, we only wish regulators and enforcers demonstrated the same zeal when breaking up criminal cartels which have led to criminal gains that are orders of magnitude greater than the amount under consideration in this particular bust.
It’s not often that we get to say this about things happening on modern college campuses, but Smith’s Trump-focused political science class is a refreshing development for a couple of reasons. First, it’s a sign that there are still colleges in the U.S. which have maintained at least some sanity. That students at the school are even willing to have a conversation about Trump is more than can be said about the easily-triggered snowflakes at some other universities. Just last month, students at Emory University declared they felt “threatened” by the very mention of Trump’s name on campus. But more importantly, the class recognizes that the nation has entered uncharted political territory and that it’s worth talking about how we got here.
It’s yet another reason why women are one of the fastest growing demographics of up and coming concealed carriers. And it’s yet another reason why it’s important to train precisely how you intend to fight. Don’t be victim. Defend yourself.
Standing by and watching a violent crime take place and doing absolutely nothing — that’s a “gun free zone” mentality. Thankfully, at least one off-duty police in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts demonstrated a willingness to intercede and stop it.
Bernie Sanders took another state from Hillary Clinton in the Democratic presidential primaries with a win in Oregon on Tuesday night. Democratic voters also headed to the polls in Kentucky, but that race remains too close to call.
Ever since Sen. Ted Cruz suspended his campaign and Donald Trump essentially secured the Republican nomination, certain elements of Conservative Inc. have been flailing about attempting to promote the idea of a third party challenge to Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton that would more precisely reflect movement conservative pieties. So far, their efforts have not exactly caught fire.
In an effort to ensure that Congress and the next president are powerless to reverse as many of his economy killing regulations as possible, President Barack Obama has rushed through $85 billion in new regulations since the beginning of the year. The 44 new economically significant regulations were shoved through ahead of a May 23 deadline dubbed “Regulation Day” that officially marks Obama’s status as a lame duck.
Sometimes a cautionary tale is more motivating than any amount of positive reinforcement every could be, and the horrifying reports from Venezuela are a perfect example. If you’re paying attention to the things they’ve run out of, you can put together a collapse supply list to see you through the crisis in the event of a breakdown in our own country. The time to prepare is now, well before the situation devolves to one that is similar.
The United Nations Security Council wants a global “framework” for censoring the Internet, as well as for using government propaganda to “counter” what its apparatchiks call “online propaganda,” “hateful ideologies,” and “digital terrorism.” To that end, the UN Security Council this week ordered the UN “Counter-Terrorism Committee” — yes, that is a real bureaucracy — to draw up a plan by next year. From the Obama administration to the brutal Communist Chinese regime, everybody agreed that it was time for a UN-led crackdown on freedom of speech and thought online — all under the guise of fighting the transparently bogus terror war.
Hillary engaged in on-going intimidation and smear campaigns against any “bimbo eruptions” that might pop up. Her tactics included slander by her and her surrogates, and having henchmen murder pets, slash tires, burgle their homes and leave threatening messages in order to keep the women silent. That apparently doesn’t apply to any women Bill assaulted. But where’s the Times’ Sunday page 1 exposé on that?